The world of the Hebrew agricultural settlement serves Eran Inbar as a metaphorical space of activity in which he reorganizes symbols and power relations from the Israeli reality. Inbar incorporates into the iconographic reservoir of the Hebrew agricultural settlement figures from other spaces, near and far, for example the figure of the Native American. Through this reorganization he attempts to deal with the distress and traumas connected to his experience in the Israeli reality, and at the same time tries to find consolation and alternatives to them. Handicraft (for example the embroidery) is an important component in Inbar’s work. It embodies the experience of time and of the (usually feminine) gaze of the inside of the house.
Avi Lubin, Curator